Raekwon remixes a more recent vintage hit, Fantasia’s “When I See You” and the storytelling is full tilt. The boy-meets-girl and Five Percenter Meets Queen talk remind us of all the hip-hop love songs the Chef came up hearing. Listen after the jump.
From Rae’s Throwback Thursday series is this gem remix of a Luther jam. His TBT tribute are like the best cross between the music your auntie played at the barbecue and the tunes you snuck off to listen to with your cousin in the den. It’s kind of criminal how good he is at rhyming, even over these smoothed out retro R&B tracks. Listen after the jump.
Talib Kweli drops off a visual for his “Violations” collaboration with the Chef, off Talib’s Gravitas LP.
Last week, Raekwon made headlines by publicly denouncing his affiliation with the Wu’s upcoming A Better Tomorrow project. Rae was particularly critical of RZA, the man who is arguably most responsible for the birth of the Clan’s signature sound and the collective success of the group. Earlier this morning, RZA stopped by the Hot 97 Morning Show to sitdown with Ebro and Peter Rosenberg and offer a response to Raekwon’s scathing comments. Read More
After releasing numerous tracks from the project, producers Sean C & LV finally let go of their Loud Dreams Vol. 1 mixtape, which features bars from Dom Kennedy, Pusha T, A$AP Ferg, Raekwon, Smoke DZA, Fabolous and more.
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The Mobb has unveiled the official tracklisting for their double-disc The Infamous Mobb Deep LP, which will include 14 unreleased tracks as well as 17 new tracks. Features include Nas, Mack Wilds, Juicy J, and Bun B, and Snoop Dogg with production from the likes of Illmind, Boi-1da, Alchemist and more. Hit the jump for the complete tracklisting.
The Chef is the latest rapper to stop by Power 105′s Breakfast Club program. Rae speaks on the status of his Fly International Luxurious Art album as well as Wu-Tang’s A Better Tomorrow LP, Drake’s “Wu-Tang Forever” remix, working with Snoop Dogg and Akon, and more.
Sugar Factory Films takes it back to 2001 by unveiling the previously unreleased video for “Y’all Been Warned” from the Clan’s album Iron Flag. While not a spectacular video itself, it’s great that this visual has seen the light of day as I’m a big fan of the immensely underrated Iron Flag. Read More